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Andrew Meldrum is GlobalPost's Deputy Managing Editor and Regional Editor for Africa. Meldrum brings his extraordinary depth of experience to GlobalPost's coverage of a continent that is vastly under-covered by the American press.
In addition to overseeing GlobalPost coverage of Africa, he also contributes his analysis to the site.
An award-winning journalist, Meldrum has 27 years experience in Africa and has served as Zimbabwe correspondent for the Economist and most recently as Southern Africa correspondent for the Guardian, before being illegally expelled by the Zimbabwean government, which objected to his reports exposing state torture. He has also been deputy bureau chief and acting bureau chief of the Agence France-Presse bureau in Zimbabwe, where he covered eight countries including Mozambique and Angola during their civil wars.
Meldrum is author of "Where We Have Hope" a memoir of his 23 years in Zimbabwe, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic and on NPR. Meldrum was a 2008 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University before joining GlobalPost.